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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
WD Introduces 2.5 750 GB Notebook Hard Drives
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WD is now shipping the WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB notebook hard drive in a standard-height 2.5-inch form factor.
The WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB hard drives utilize WD's 375 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology.
The Advanced Format technology has been developed by WD and adopted by other drive manufacturers to increase media format efficiencies, thus enabling larger drive capacities.
WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines advanced seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the way a drive seeks for data, which improves power consumption.
In addition, the ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
WD's SecurePark technology parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.
The new drives come with a 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s) SATA interface and are shipping now through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Scorpio Blue 750 is $149.00 USD. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
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